Marigold Cotton
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Joined 11-09-02, id: 292115
Author has written 4 stories for Lord of the Rings.

Hullo!

I am Marigold, and I beta for and add my own bits and pieces to the works of the most splendid and magnificent authors Llinos, Baylor, Kookaburra, Budgielover, Sandy K, Kit5 (aka Pippinswolf), Anso the Hobbit, and Piplover (aka Pipfan), and occasionally other writers as well,all in the wonderful world of LoTRfanfiction.

I do write a bit when the fit takes me, and the link to my fanfiction is above, but I much prefer to poke at other people and make them write the stories I want to read, and am notorious for foisting plot bunnies on unsuspecting authors! My niche in the fandom, in addition to assisting my authors, is to help anyone with questions about canon and film-verse, being rather knowledgable about both, and in encouraging people who write, or want to write, as much as I possibly can.

I have a weekly Recommendations Page that I update every Friday, with links to hobbity stories that I especially liked, and occasionally links to other happenings and sites around the fandom. That link is here, you just need to close the spaces: http:// www. geocities. com/ marigoldsrecommendations/

I also run the Marigold Story Challenges on LiveJournal, and you can find these by typing in the Challenge # on the search feature there, for example for the first Challenge,talechallenge01, for the second talechallenge02, and so on. The only one that is a bit different is Challenge 12, and that is talechal12 as there was a glitch when the LJ was set up.We are nearly up to Challenge 14, with close to 500 terrific hobbity stories for your enjoyment and all written according to a different assignment or theme! The Challenges are normally posted on the first Friday of every month. Everyone is welcome to participate, and the new theme is announced on my Recommendations Page and on my LJ on the last Friday of the month.

I am proud to have the title of Personal Assistant to the Magnificent KnittedMerry and the always incredibly cute KnittedPippin, and you can find links to their exciting adventures and their shop full of marvelous goodies on my sites, or by typing in knittedmerry or knittedpippin in the search box on LiveJournal. I also have a little Cafe' Press shop of my own that sells Marigold merchandise, the proceeds from which help pay for my fandom expenses.

I am newly married and live with my husband, LoneWolf, in the Shire, in England, just down the road from Llinos and the KnittedHobbits. My LiveJournal address is: http:// www. livejournal. com/users/marigoldg/. Once again, just close the spaces. Please stop by and say hello!

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Antiquity's Corollary by GonnaBeFamous reviews
At Lily's request, Albus Dumbledore has kept a secret from Severus Snape for 17 years. When Dumbledore learns that this secret plays a vital role in the war, however, it is Snape who is left to deal with the consequences. As Harry's true parentage is revealed, both his and Snape's futures become uncertain. The two must learn to work together in order to survive. PreHBP.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Drama/Family - Chapters: 58 - Words: 415,733 - Reviews: 1836 - Favs: 1,013 - Follows: 1,155 - Updated: 10/10/2015 - Published: 6/23/2005 - Harry P., Severus S.
A Shocking Discovery by wrappedinharry reviews
A near tragedy and a shocking discovery lead two bitter enemies to much soul searching and eventual acceptance of each other. A Snape as Harry's father fic. Some HG. Please R&R
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 47 - Words: 399,215 - Reviews: 2242 - Favs: 1,165 - Follows: 1,368 - Updated: 11/23/2014 - Published: 9/17/2007 - Harry P., Severus S.
Moment of Impact by Suite Sambo reviews
An accident the summer before 6th year puts Dumbledore's plans for Harry in motion sooner than planned. Will an unexpected truce with Snape better prepare Harry for what is to come? A Snape mentors Harry fic with all the regular players. AU after OOTP.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Chapters: 46 - Words: 116,203 - Reviews: 1007 - Favs: 1,430 - Follows: 430 - Updated: 8/8/2014 - Published: 11/24/2010 - Harry P., Severus S. - Complete
To Shape and Change by Blueowl reviews
AU. Time Travel. Snape goes back in time, holding the knowledge of what is to come if he fails. No longer holding a grudge, he seeks to shape Harry into the greatest wizard of all time, starting on the day Hagrid took Harry to Diagon Alley. No Horcruxes.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Adventure - Chapters: 34 - Words: 232,332 - Reviews: 8396 - Favs: 14,443 - Follows: 10,434 - Updated: 3/16/2014 - Published: 10/20/2010 - Harry P., Severus S. - Complete
RECAPTURED CONTINUED by Llinos reviews
An AU about Merry and Pippin - and practically everyone else now! Chapter 148 - The Story continues! Chapter 56 is a recap of the story to that point. Final chapter - Recaptured! There will be appendices, to tie up loose ends - but this is the end of the actual story! Fifth (and final) Appendix - The Hobbits - now posted.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K - English - Adventure/Humor - Chapters: 83 - Words: 398,443 - Reviews: 1227 - Favs: 98 - Follows: 36 - Updated: 3/6/2014 - Published: 9/16/2002 - [Meriadoc B., Peregrin T.] Frodo B., Legolas - Complete
Victus per Reproba Monumentum by firefly5151 reviews
Severitus challenge response! A package is sent to Severus 16 years after Lily's death. Its contents reveal he & Harry have been living a lie. Will they both come to accept the truth & one another? Set after OOTP. Not HBP compliant. No horcruxes. R&R!
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Angst - Chapters: 53 - Words: 292,590 - Reviews: 1149 - Favs: 1,010 - Follows: 1,011 - Updated: 2/17/2014 - Published: 12/7/2007 - Harry P., Severus S. - Complete
Second Chances by Mara Rome reviews
A mentor fic: When Snape discovers Harry is abused by the Dursley's, he is forced to teach Harry for the summer after the tri-wizard tournament. Will they eventually find the family they never had? No slash and Harry will never be Snape's biological son.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Hurt/Comfort/Family - Chapters: 46 - Words: 226,813 - Reviews: 2915 - Favs: 2,388 - Follows: 2,568 - Updated: 1/8/2012 - Published: 9/28/2008 - Severus S., Harry P.
The Best Revenge by Arsinoe de Blassenville reviews
AU. Yes, the old Snape retrieves Harry from the Dursleys formula. I just had to write one. Everything changes, because the best revenge is living well. T for Mentor Snape's occasional naughty language. Supportive Minerva. Over three million hits!
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 47 - Words: 213,669 - Reviews: 6012 - Favs: 6,823 - Follows: 3,648 - Updated: 9/10/2011 - Published: 3/9/2009 - Harry P., Severus S. - Complete
The Last Gift by Keina Snape reviews
TRANSLATIONHarry receives a very special gift for his 16th birthday, which quickly comes in handy when things get really bad at Privet Drive this summer.But when he finds refuge at Snape's,everything starts to get complicated..No slash, guardian fic
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 51 - Words: 440,274 - Reviews: 1394 - Favs: 1,059 - Follows: 1,165 - Updated: 12/22/2010 - Published: 12/17/2007 - Harry P., Severus S.
The Great Hobbiton Race of 1435 by Llinos reviews
Is the Shire really ready to move forwards? Technology has to be tried and tested - but with The Thain and The Master doing the testing will problems arise? Written for Marigold's Challenge 40 and previously posted on SoA. 1ST PRIZE MEFA WINNER 2007.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K - English - Humor/Adventure - Chapters: 15 - Words: 19,059 - Reviews: 19 - Favs: 12 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 10/18/2009 - Published: 2/8/2008 - Peregrin T., Meriadoc B.
Hogwarts Love Triangle? by Bil reviews
Rita Skeeter never did allow facts to get in the way of a good story. Albus is amused. Set during PS. AD, MM, SS. Oneshot.
Harry Potter - Rated: K+ - English - Humor - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,054 - Reviews: 58 - Favs: 111 - Follows: 6 - Published: 9/19/2008 - Albus D., Minerva M. - Complete
The Making of a Ringbearer II: Anchored by Henna Gamgee reviews
COMPLETE. Frodo's adventures while living at Bag End before the quest. A study of the events and relationships that shaped the Ringbearer. No slash. EDITED VERSION AT STORIES OF ARDA
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K - English - Family/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 61 - Words: 209,720 - Reviews: 895 - Favs: 98 - Follows: 21 - Updated: 5/5/2008 - Published: 2/11/2003 - Frodo B., Bilbo B. - Complete
RECAPTURED Part I by Llinos reviews
AU UrukHai recapture Merry & Pippin and things change. The two suffer many trials and tribulations as a result! Appearances by all the other LotR characters CHAPTERS 192! STORY RESUMES IN RECAPTURED CONTINUED CHAPTERS 13 REWRITTEN NEW MATERIAL!
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K - English - Angst/Adventure - Chapters: 92 - Words: 348,564 - Reviews: 497 - Favs: 78 - Follows: 12 - Updated: 10/19/2007 - Published: 9/16/2002 - Meriadoc B., Peregrin T.
The Tale of Years by Namls reviews
35 chapters up! Faramir returns from Gondor and is set to marry Goldilocks.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 35 - Words: 395,184 - Reviews: 112 - Favs: 26 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 7/28/2006 - Published: 7/27/2003 - Meriadoc B., Peregrin T.
Resonance by GreenGecko reviews
Year six and Harry needs rescuing by Dumbledore and Snape. The resulting understanding between Harry and Snape is critical to destroying Voldemort and leads to an offer of adoption. Covers year seven and Auror training. Sequel is Revolution.
Harry Potter - Rated: T - English - Drama - Chapters: 79 - Words: 528,272 - Reviews: 4631 - Favs: 4,067 - Follows: 795 - Updated: 6/27/2005 - Published: 3/29/2004 - Harry P., Severus S. - Complete
Frodo's Bane and Pippin's Stomach by Analyn 100 reviews
Pippin blames himself for Frodo's wounding at Weathertop because he thought more about his stomach than his cousin's saftey. Book&Movie-based (No slash, sex, or profanity)
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K+ - English - Angst - Chapters: 11 - Words: 33,489 - Reviews: 111 - Favs: 20 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 1/14/2005 - Published: 6/15/2003 - Peregrin T., Frodo B.
Somewhere Only We Know by my-fool-of-a-took reviews
Merry and Pippin have their own special place, hidden away from prying eyes, to talk about things close to their heart: things only they know. WIP
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 3,128 - Reviews: 11 - Favs: 6 - Follows: 1 - Published: 1/5/2005 - Peregrin T., Meriadoc B.
Scribblings by Baylor reviews
Glimpses of hobbit life. NEW: Bursting With Love, Cake is Cake is Cake, and Mathoms.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 20 - Words: 12,280 - Reviews: 130 - Favs: 35 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 8/6/2004 - Published: 5/8/2003
Mind to Mind by shirebound reviews
Frodo begins sensing the thoughts of the bearers of the three Elven rings. When an accident injures Pippin and Elladan, and traps Frodo and Merry with Saruman and Gríma, will this new ability help or hurt? AU (No slash, sex, profanity) - COMPLETE!
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 11 - Words: 42,961 - Reviews: 443 - Favs: 76 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 6/5/2004 - Published: 3/12/2004 - Frodo B., Gandalf - Complete
A Little Walk by Ancalime8301 reviews
Frodo becomes lost in Minas Tirith after deciding to take a late-night stroll; even once he's found the story is far from over... A FrodoHealers challenge fic: no swearing, no slash.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K+ - English - Angst/Hurt/Comfort - Chapters: 20 - Words: 67,648 - Reviews: 114 - Favs: 47 - Follows: 6 - Updated: 6/1/2004 - Published: 4/21/2003 - Frodo B., Aragorn
The Green Book by Linnet Oldknowe reviews
Merry receives a summons from Rohan, but how can he think of leaving the Shire without Pippin by his side? Ch. 11: In 1422 SR, Merry and Pippin are reunited with the lasses who will become their wives. Corrected to include missing last page.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Adventure - Chapters: 11 - Words: 56,461 - Reviews: 73 - Favs: 8 - Updated: 5/9/2004 - Published: 2/20/2004 - Meriadoc B., Peregrin T.
The Will of Love by Maian Melian reviews
A bittersweet tale of love. NOW COMPLETE
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 43 - Words: 112,048 - Reviews: 171 - Favs: 43 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 3/7/2004 - Published: 6/9/2003 - Peregrin T. - Complete
Faint Heart Never Won Fair Lady by Lady of Ithilien reviews
After returing home from wars and adventures in faraway lands, Meriadoc Brandybuck faces one of his greatest challenges - winning the heart of Estella Bolger. COMPLETE!
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K+ - English - Romance - Chapters: 24 - Words: 44,994 - Reviews: 426 - Favs: 115 - Follows: 4 - Updated: 12/30/2003 - Published: 1/30/2003 - Meriadoc B. - Complete
Portrait by oselle reviews
Sam's first impression of Frodo, and some things that happened afterwards. COMPLETED
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K+ - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 8 - Words: 18,444 - Reviews: 46 - Favs: 25 - Updated: 12/15/2003 - Published: 2/3/2003 - Frodo B., Samwise G. - Complete
Lost in the Darkness by Siofra1 reviews
Chapter 6 up (Merry) -- A cave-in in Moria separates the Fellowship... This is basically what they go though, from each character's POV... Please read and review, you know you want to...
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K - English - Angst - Chapters: 6 - Words: 8,558 - Reviews: 41 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 10/5/2003 - Published: 3/1/2003 - Frodo B., Meriadoc B.
In The Grey Twilight by Heidi Gamgee reviews
After the Quest, Frodo struggles with his unrequited love for Sam. *slash* F/S and M/P
Lord of the Rings - Rated: T - English - Angst/Romance - Chapters: 12 - Words: 56,899 - Reviews: 173 - Favs: 80 - Follows: 7 - Updated: 9/5/2003 - Published: 11/16/2002 - Frodo B., Samwise G.
Mistake by Pantalae reviews
Chapter 37! 'Things are not as they should be, Frodo. It's all a big mistake....Everything's messed up and it's all my fault.'--Apryl A tale for those particularly fond of hobbits.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K+ - English - Fantasy/Adventure - Chapters: 37 - Words: 89,918 - Reviews: 159 - Favs: 11 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 9/5/2003 - Published: 11/16/2001 - Frodo B., Peregrin T.
Hobbit Lessons by Citrine reviews
An incident on the road during FOTR, hobbits in a pickle, and potential life lessons for Boromir.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K - English - Drama - Chapters: 3 - Words: 7,802 - Reviews: 22 - Favs: 13 - Follows: 2 - Updated: 8/25/2003 - Published: 8/17/2003 - Peregrin T., Samwise G. - Complete
A Day on the River by oselle reviews
Frodo and his parents take a summer outing on the Brandywine. A short story from Frodo's childhood.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 5,773 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 7 - Published: 7/20/2003 - Frodo B.
Divided we fall by Cunien reviews
Pippin is not doing too well on the treacherous slopes of Caradhras.The situation goes from bad to worse as the Fellowship realise how much they have come to depend on each other.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: T - English - Angst/Drama - Chapters: 10 - Words: 17,053 - Reviews: 72 - Favs: 25 - Follows: 5 - Updated: 7/17/2003 - Published: 4/3/2003 - Peregrin T., Meriadoc B.
A Path With No Returning by Citrine reviews
Two wounded hobbits find each other after the Battle of Fornost. No familiar faces, but angst galore. [Winner of MEFA's 2004 Master of Buckland Award for hobbit fanfic.]
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 2,497 - Reviews: 18 - Favs: 6 - Published: 2/3/2003 - Complete
AVALANCHE by shirebound reviews
An avalanche on Caradhras leaves Frodo hurt and Pippin in shock. While Pippin tries to regain his shattered courage, Legolas and Boromir begin to realize their importance to the Fellowship. NO slash, sex, profanity, violence
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K - English - Drama/Angst - Chapters: 19 - Words: 36,821 - Reviews: 659 - Favs: 252 - Follows: 25 - Updated: 1/17/2003 - Published: 10/5/2002 - Frodo B., Peregrin T. - Complete
Return to Rivendell by shirebound reviews
The hobbits return to Rivendell on their way back to the Shire, one day before Frodo and Bilbo’s birthdays. The two weeks they spend there are ones of angst, healing, celebrations, and revelations. NO slash, sex, profanity, violence
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K - English - Drama - Chapters: 10 - Words: 14,732 - Reviews: 160 - Favs: 32 - Follows: 1 - Updated: 12/2/2002 - Published: 9/12/2002 - Frodo B., Peregrin T. - Complete
Together's Scars by s1ncer1ty reviews
Merry and Pippin have always possessed an intensely close bond. In this alternate escape from orc captivity, this almost telepathic bond is tested to its limits, and both Merry and Pippin realize how truly intertwined their lives have become.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K+ - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 7,143 - Reviews: 29 - Favs: 14 - Follows: 1 - Published: 3/10/2002 - Meriadoc B., Peregrin T.
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Recaptured Drabbles reviews
Four drabbles based around Recaptured by Llinos written by her faithful beta, Marigold
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 454 - Reviews: 3 - Published: 9/25/2003 - Meriadoc B., Peregrin T.
Pippinlad reviews
Four drabbles on Pippin’s early years. A companion piece to “Merry-lad,” by Baylor.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 1 - Words: 528 - Reviews: 14 - Favs: 6 - Published: 7/30/2003 - Peregrin T., Meriadoc B.
Resting Places reviews
Four drabbles about sadness and mourning and how life goes on. Frodo Baggins, Esmeralda Brandybuck, Meriadoc Brandybuck and Bell Gamgee.
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K - English - Drama - Chapters: 1 - Words: 541 - Reviews: 5 - Favs: 1 - Published: 7/27/2003 - Frodo B., Meriadoc B.
Hobbits Abroad reviews
A summons from the King takes a group of hobbits to visit Minas Tirith where they learn some interesting things about their forebears. CHAPTER 4 - THE GAMES HOBBITS PLAY! WE MEET THE WHOLE FELLOWSHIP!
Lord of the Rings - Rated: K - English - Chapters: 4 - Words: 8,578 - Reviews: 38 - Favs: 25 - Follows: 8 - Updated: 12/10/2002 - Published: 11/9/2002 - Frodo B., Peregrin T.